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Dark sky sites in the UK

There are many officially recognised and publicly accessible dark sky sites in the UK. Considering widespread light pollution, this may come as a surprise! Most of these sites are Dark Sky Discovery Sites, places officially recognised as excellent locations for stargazing. Various local authorities have suggested others, and we've added some of our favourite spots too.  We hope this map helps you find your closest dark sky site, and we wish you clear skies when you get there!

Dark sky sites in the UK location list

  • Exford Car Park

    Chapel Street, Exford, Somerset, TA24 7PP, South West

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  • Exmoor Dark Sky Discovery Trail

    Wellshead Lane, Exford, Somerset, TA24

    Recommended Stargazing Site

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  • Farthing Common View Point

    Monks Horton, Folkestone, Kent, CT18 8DH

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Filey Brigg Car Park

    Filey, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO14 9ET

    Aurora Viewpoint, Go Stargazing Site

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  • Fineshade Wood – Forestry England

    Fineshade, Corby, Northamptonshire, NN17 3BB

    Recommended Stargazing Site

    More info
  • Firle Beacon Car Park

    Firle Bostal, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6LR

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  • Foel Gron Car Park

    Mynytho, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, LL53 7RT

    Recommended Stargazing Site

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  • Fontmell Down Nature Reserve

    Spread Eagle Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 0DT

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Fort Island – Isle of Man

    Fort Island Road, Derbyhaven, Isle of Man, IM8 1AA

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Fort Victoria Country Park & Planetarium

    Island Planetarium, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, PO41 0RR, South East

    Dark Sky Discovery Site, Planetarium

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  • Frogwell Lodge Car Park

    Exmoor National Park, West of Upton, Somerset, TA4

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Gallan Head – Isle of Lewis and Harris

    Aird Uig, Isle of Lewis, Isle of Lewis, HS2 9JA

    Recommended Stargazing Site

    More info
  • Garn Eiddel Car Park

    Garn Eiddel, Near Maerdy, Mid Glamorgan, CF43, Wales

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

    More info
  • Garn Fawr Car Park

    Garn Fawr, Trefasser, Dyfed, SA64 OJJ, Wales

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Garrison Playing Field

    Hugh Town, Isles of Scilly, Isles of Scilly, TR21, South West

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Gerazim Chapel

    Cwmcerdenin, Near Garnswilt, Dyfed, SA18, Wales

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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  • Gisburn Forest Hub

    Gisburn Forest, Near Tosside, Lancashire, BB7

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

    More info
  • Glaslyn Nature Reserve Car Park

    Dylife, Llanbrynmair, Powys, SY20 8RE

    Go Stargazing Site

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  • Gleconglass Car Park

    Ballindalloch, Tomintoul, Banffshire, AB37 9EP

    Aurora Viewpoint, Recommended Stargazing Site

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  • Glen Canisp

    Lochinver, Sutherland, Sutherland, IV27 4LW

    Dark Sky Discovery Site

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